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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    This is great to hear, Mike. I for one still find a need for a “short stroke” polisher for certain paint systems. At least the finishing aspect. While personally I love finishing with the flex finisher ....... there are times I have to pull out the trusty PC! Nice to have an updated short stroke machine that has some power to boot. Typically I cut with a rotary or the 3401. But for the price and warranty(on top of reviews like this) this is a tool everyone should have in their arsenal from beginner to professional! I think the price is phenomenal also.
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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Sounds like the little brother to the Boss machines, carries a wallop all his own.

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    I put it up against any 15 da out there!
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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    There`s only so much clearcoat, and most of mine have already been polished more than they should`ve been. That "gotta make it last indefinitely" aspect is very different from dealing with, uhm...disposable vehicles. If I were trading `em often the way I used to, well... that`d be different,but they`re not building, uhm..pre-modern tech...vehicles any more.

    Seriously. I just had that same chat with some guys when I was doing decon/wash. Actually used the words, "disposable vehicles" with them!
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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Just what I needed to hear. Thank you

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    There`s only so much clearcoat, and most of mine have already been polished more than they should`ve been. That "gotta make it last indefinitely" aspect is very different from dealing with, uhm...disposable vehicles. If I were trading `em often the way I used to, well... that`d be different,but they`re not building, uhm..pre-modern tech...vehicles any more.
    Totally get what your saying `bout pre modern tech cars.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
    Totally get what your saying `bout pre modern tech cars.....
    It actually [ticks] me off a bit...all this performance capability available today, but in BS-tech-laden vehicles that`re ugly as sin and not built to last (and that, IME, develop Mystery Issues that nobody can fix).

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    So here are my thoughts on the G9, a machine that I don`t even have!!!

    I used several different polishers on a car this past Saturday. I did a test spot with the GG6 with a Megs 3" MF Cut Disc on a curvy part. Went well, finished off quite decently.

    Followed up with the G15 with 5" Megs MF Cut disc on a larger, flatter section. Didn`t finish out as nice.

    Swapped to the Flex 3401 with the same pad combo, and it finished off better than G15

    Observations: The GG6 felt "heavy" to me. Also, felt like it vibrated harsher than I remember. Following that up with the G15, that machine actually felt a bit lighter, a bit quieter, and quite a bit smoother than the GG6. What made me STOP using the G15, was that the cutting stage with the larger orbit didn`t finish out as well as with the other two machines with smaller orbits.

    Right then, i decided I really do want the new G9. What made me NOT go out and buy it? The fact that the particular use for the GG6 at that moment, I was using it with a 3" pad! Can`t do that with the new G9. Oh well.

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJesus View Post
    I used several different polishers on a car this past Saturday...the Flex 3401 with the same pad combo...finished off better than G15...
    Oh man...and I thought the Flex 3401 finished out terribly!

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Oh man...and I thought the Flex 3401 finished out terribly!
    Not always?

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Exactly why you need a short throw da, even if you own a 15 and a 21. Also, your using a very aggressive product on a very aggressive pad and hoping on this paint to get a lap ready finish. My advice is keep the GG6 and use it with a 3 inch pad and get the g9. Then decide if you still need the German thing or your 15.

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    Exactly why you need a short throw da, even if you own a 15 and a 21.
    Must agree with you on this. I`ve been noting that others have been saying in some cases, finishing with the smaller orbit is a must. My recent experience reinforced this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    Also, your using a very aggressive product on a very aggressive pad and hoping on this paint to get a lap ready finish.
    Oh, no, sir. Not hoping for LSP ready on this I was doing a 2 step correction regardless. I just wanted the best finish prior to going back with the 2nd step.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    My advice is keep the GG6 and use it with a 3 inch pad and get the g9. Then decide if you still need the German thing or your 15.
    I`ll always have that German thing! Two of them, actually. But, chances are, I just may end up with the G9 down the line anyway.

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    Exactly why you need a short throw da, even if you own a 15 and a 21. Also, your using a very aggressive product on a very aggressive pad and hoping on this paint to get a lap ready finish. My advice is keep the GG6 and use it with a 3 inch pad and get the g9. Then decide if you still need the German thing or your 15.
    Exactly what I plan on doing with my GG6 Mike. My G9 should be here tomorrow
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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Excellent!

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    Re: My opinion of the G9

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    Exactly why you need a short throw da, even if you own a 15 and a 21. Also, your using a very aggressive product on a very aggressive pad and hoping on this paint to get a lap ready finish. My advice is keep the GG6 and use it with a 3 inch pad and get the g9. Then decide if you still need the German thing or your 15.
    Oh, that`s right, Mike, Flex is a swear-word to your Griot`s Garage detailing equipment and why you cannot say "that word" nor do not (will not) own a buffing machine from "that manufacturer".
    See Post #12 in this thread topic: https://www.autopia.org/forums/click...highlight=Flex
    (So Captain Obvious is now a whistle blower, too?!)
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